Spring is here and I’ve been working on our outdoor patio. Last year, I added a dining table and new chairs. And I still have lots of projects planned for this outdoor space. This season is the perfect time to add some greenery and more decor. So, I created these easy DIY faux stone planters with spray paint and a few supplies. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
I first saw these faux stone planters from Jenna Sue Design but felt I could simplify the DIY a little more with some of my favorite textured spray paint. I used this same spray paint on my faux cement lamps and vintage vase.
First, I sprayed each planter with primer. The textured spray paint doesn’t cover well and I didn’t want to waste any of it trying to cover up the terracotta color. Originally, I had purchased this multicolor textured spray paint and used it but I wasn’t a fan of the texture. It was also very watery and was leaving drips of paint on the planters.
So, I used my favorite stone textured spray paint and mixed this color and this color. They made the planters look exactly like stone and gave them the texture I wanted. But I’m still glad I did that first step because it really gave the planters the base color that I wanted.
I love the way these easy DIY faux stone planters with spray paint turned out. I browsed our local nursery for some dwarf olive plants but I couldn’t find any I liked. I also got honest with myself and knew that I wouldn’t be able to keep outdoor plants alive. So, I thought about adding these faux cedars to the planters.
However, I wanted something that would look great for spring and summer and found these faux stems at my local craft store. I filled each planter with extra plastic bags and potting soil, then added the faux stems. I love how you can’t even tell they are faux! Now I don’t have to worry about watering them and can keep them in the winter.
I think these planters are such a great addition to our patio and it was a simple DIY. And if you aren’t in the mood to DIY, I rounded up a few stone planters below.